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Adventist Hospitals Host First “Huddle Up for Prostate Health”

Story by Laura Cook
Published 12/13/11

Former Redskin Dexter Manley (far right) sits on the expert panel at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Shady Grove Adventist and Washington Adventist hospitals teamed up with two former Washington Redskins Pro Bowlers, Charles Mann and Dexter Manley, respectively, to offer two free prostate education and screening events for the community. The sports icons attracted crowds at both Washington, D.C., metropolitan area hospitals.

Both events included expert medical panel participants who engaged audiences and answered questions about prostate cancer risk factors, possible prevention and the range of treatments available for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. The physicians also shared vital information about screenings and overall prostate health, encouraging men 40 years and older to begin the discussion with their doctors. The hospitals also offered attendees a free prostate-specific antigen screening and photo ops and autographs with Mann and Manley.

Jane Peck, Adventist HealthCare executive director of Cancer Care Services, served as the panel moderator for both events.

Former Redskin Charles Mann shares football injury stories with an injured Urbana High School football player at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s “Huddle Up for Prostate Health” event.